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Grammar Rules Review

Grammar Rules Review

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Grammar Rules Review This is a quick, basic grammar review for nouns, verbs, and the sometimes confusing usage of lay versus lie, and rise versus raise. This reference can be used for term papers, grammar class reviews, or simply for anyone confused or curious about the basics of English grammar. Nouns 1. Noun identification 2. Count, Mass, and Collective Nouns 3. Plural and Possessive Nouns Noun Identification What is a noun? A noun is a person, place, thing, quality, animal, idea or activity. For example: Person — Maria Place — Detroit Thing — Desk Quality — Width Animal — Dog Idea — Independence Activity — Navigation Spot the nouns in a sentence: Maria went into the city to purchase detergent. Nouns: Person — Maria Place — City Thing — Detergent The functions of no
SENTENCE FRAGMENTS

SENTENCE FRAGMENTS

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  A sentence is a group of words that contains three things: A subject (that makes sense with the verb A verb (that goes with the subject) A complete thought A sentence fragment is a group of words that lacks one or more of these three things. While there are many ways to end up with a fragment, almost every fragment is simply a result of one of the following three problems: It is missing a subject It is missing a verb. It fails to complete the thought it starts. Fragments are no big deal in conversation; spoken English is full of them. In fact, if you spoke in complete sentences for one entire day, you would probably get some strange looks. But English conventions require that you avoid writing fragments (except in very rare instances), so you must
BASIC SENTENCE STRUCTURE

BASIC SENTENCE STRUCTURE

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  Parts of Sentences: Subject, Predicate, Object, Indirect Object, Complement Every word in a sentence serves a specific purpose within the structure of that particular sentence. According to rules of grammar, sentence structure can sometimes be quite complicated. For the sake of simplicity, however, the basic parts of a sentence are discussed here. The two most basic parts of a sentence are the subject and predicate. SUBJECT The subject of a sentence is the person, place, or thing that is performing the action of the sentence. The subject represents what or whom the sentence is about. The simple subject usually contains a noun or pronoun and can include modifying words, phrases, or clauses. The man . . . PREDICATE The predicate expresses action or being wi